Tyne and Wear HER(484): Fulwell, Carley Hill, ditched enclosure - Details
Fulwell, Carley Hill, ditched enclosure
In 1990 excavations revealed part of an irregular oval-shaped enclosure with a perimeter ditch 5-7 m wide, and 1 m deep except on the W side where it petered out. Charcoal from the ditch was dated to 1,840 +/- 80 b.c. Pollen analysis suggests that when the enclosure was built much of the surrounding area was covered with alder forest, and this was later cleared for cereal cultivation.
<< HER 484 >> N. Holbrook, 1990, Carley Hill, Excavation report